The amount of money some schools spend on diversity initiatives is astounding.

Campus Reform reports.

UW budgets $4 million for system-wide diversity program

The University of Wisconsin System’s Board of Regents approved a $42 million budget proposal Thursday, a good portion of which will go to expand its already-failing diversity programs.

Campus Reform recently reported that participants in a UW, Madison diversity program make up only a small percentage of each freshman class, despite the program’s intended goal of increasing diversity among the student body.

Meanwhile, The Journal Times adds that participants in the program actually graduate at lower rates than other low-income and minority students at the university, while a majority of participants in a separate pre-college diversity effort never end up enrolling.

Despite the discouraging report, UW-Madison’s Provost for Diversity and Climate, Patrick Sims, stated that he has no intention of cutting the program, and now his superiors have approved a similar initiative system-wide.

The new program, known as “Fluent,” would receive $4 million of state funding for the upcoming biennium for “cultural fluency” trainings, which all students, faculty, and staff would be required to partake in.

The program is intended to create “a foundation for civility and mutual respect throughout the university experience,” system president Ray Cross said. “This isn’t just our opinion; this is something businesses are demanding.”